Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherine Chua as Director of Human Resources for South East Asia. She reports to Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Bruce Harkness who is based in Wyndham’s Corporate Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.
She will oversee the full spectrum of human resources for the business including talent acquisition, employee engagement, learning and development for the group’s corporate office and vacation ownership sites as well as extend pre- and post-opening support for the managed hotels within the region.
Sherine brings with her a wealth of experience in human resources and hotel management with over 20 years of practice in South East Asia. She joins the group from her last appointment as Cluster Director of Human Resources for two Hotel Jen properties in Singapore located in Tanglin and Orchard Gateway. During this time, she was instrumental in the rebranding and launch of the newly introduced brand into Singapore. Prior to her last appointment, Sherine also held leadership roles at Valiram Group Singapore, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Raffles International Hotels & Resorts.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Bruce Harkness said “Sherine is a seasoned professional in human resources and we are thrilled to have her on board to lead the team in South East Asia moving forward. She will be playing a significant role in driving our group’s expansion and laying the groundwork for our success in the region.”
Wyndham Hotel Group opened its Singapore office last year to focus on its aggressive expansion in South East Asia with key executives including David Wray, Vice President of Development and Acquisition moving from the Gold Coast office to lead the development charge from the group’s new base. In 2015, Wyndham Hotel Group added 44 hotel franchise and management agreements increasing the portfolio to 72 hotels operating across South East Asia and Pacific Rim. This number is expected to double by the end of 2016 and many of these hotels are new constructions.
Sherine said “This is an exciting period for Wyndham and I am extremely stoked to be driving the people agenda as part of the group’s larger strategic expansion plans in this region.”
When Sherine is not at work engaging with her peers and colleagues, she enjoys trying out new recipes to host family and friends, going for a jog to keep fit, and fishing with her friends.